Mixed Mineral Auction!

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens, and a selection of assorted pieces from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as, Gerry Morvell, Rock Currier, Colin Manlove, Kurt Hefendehl, Dave Bergman, Paul Zerfass, Chet Lemanski, Rich Kosnar and more! Look for attractive higher-value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:
1. Beautiful gemmy TANZANITE crystal with GRAPHITE from Tanzania
2. Unique AGATE with MOVING WATER BUBBLE INCLUSION from a new find in Indonesia
3. Attractive blue FLUORITE from the Sweet Home Mine in Colorado (Mined: 1978) – ex Dave Bergman
4. Large SPHALERITE crystal group from the Emperius Mine, Creede, Colorado – ex Rich Kosnar
5. Rare YELLOW LEPIDOLITE from Brazil – ex Colin Manlove
6. Eye-catching FLUORAPTITE with ARSENOPYRITE and QUARTZ from Panasqueira, Portugal – ex Kurt Hefendehl
7. Wonderful gemmy ANDRADITE GARNET (Topazolite & Demantoid) from Madagascar
8. Gorgeous vibrant purple SUGILITE on matrix from South Africa
9. Good-sized doubly-terminated MONAZITE-(Ce) twin from Brazil – ex Rock Currier
10. A very hard-to-find KTENASITE on CALCITE from Joplin, Missouri
11. A very hard-to-find BUSTAMITE from the Meldon Quarry, Devon, England

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Chrysocolla pseudomorph after Malachite replacing Azurite
Lupoto Mine, Kakumba, Kipushi Territory, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $89
Quartz var: Agate with moving water bubble inclusion (NEW FIND!)
Java, Indonesia
3.1 x 1.7 x 0.8 cm, 14.39 grams
Winning Bid: $107
Corundum var: Ruby on marble
Jagdalak (Jagdalek) Ruby Mine, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
3.4 x 3.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $142
Gyrolite (fine quality)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.0 x 6.6 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $107
Quartz var: Amethyst
Panorama Mine, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
7.7 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Galena (rare locality)
Bytom (Beuthen), Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Ex. Jack Arbiser
2.6 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $26
Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Ex. Gerry Morvell
8.1 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Celestine var: Barium-rich Celestine (rare locality specimen)
Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
Ex. Armon McPherson
6.7 x 5.3 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $95
Zoisite var: Tanzanite with Graphite
Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
1.7 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Chalcophanite (rare locality specimen)
Cole Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
6.7 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Malachite (polished)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Rock Currier
9.2 x 6.6 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $729
Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.0 x 8.1 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $137
Copper (classic material)
Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Armon McPherson
4.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $62
Fluorite (color change) (Mined: 1978)
Sweet Home Mine, Mt. Bross, Buckskin Gulch, near Alma, Park County, Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
2.7 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $170
March Fly (Plecia pealei) Fossil
Kemmerer, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA
6.1 x 4.7 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $25
Paravauxite (very rare)
Contacto Vein, Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Prov., Potosi, Bolivia (Type Locality)
8.1 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $113
Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite on Quartz
Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.7 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $325
Millerite with Siegenite
Müsen, Hilchenbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
5.7 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $86
Azurite (''suns'')
Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, Gardiner Range, MacDonnell Region, Northern Territory, Australia
9.3 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $261
Simmons Bay, Flinders area, Victoria, Australia
Ex. Gerry Morvell
10.7 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $36
Chrysocolla coated by Quartz (classic material)
Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Globe-Miami Mining Dist., Gila Co., Arizona, USA
5.7 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Cuprite (fine crystals)
Rubtsovsk Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai, Russia
Ex. Rock Currier
3.1 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $196
Ajoite with Shattuckite (rare classic material)
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo Dist., Pima Co., Arizona, USA (Type Locality for BOTH species)
6.6 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Quartz var: Amethyst with Quartz ''casts'' after Calcite (classic locality)
Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.1 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Sphalerite (large crystals)
Emperius Mine, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Rich Kosnar
7.1 x 4.8 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Beryl (classic locality)
Beryl Mountain Quarry, South Acworth, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA
2.1 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $55
Villiaumite with Pectolite
Koashva Open Pit, Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Colin Manlove
3.2 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Mimetite with Wulfenite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
2.3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Calcite with iridescent Chalcopyrite
Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
8.3 x 6.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Stannite with Arsenopyrite and Quartz on Ferberite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Colin Manlove
8.7 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $145